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Samsung Galaxy Note 5 – new phablet to purchase?

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Introducing the fifth generation Galaxy Note, every other generation brings a new design language – first two were all plastic, the second duo introduced faux leather, now Samsung made a changed by eliminating plastic completely for a metal and glass follow-up the Galaxy S6. The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is an evolution of the Note 4 with S6 exterior, which makes the bezels around the 5.7-inch screen are narrower and it makes the phablet has almost a millimetre thinner to ensure easier grip in the hand.

This new device has a Super AMOLED screen with QHD resolution and the capabilities to interact with the S Pen stylus has been revamped. Samsung claims users can start a program to write down notes even the screen is off when they click the button on the stylus. The new Air Command will trigger when the screen has been switch on, and you are able to attach more applications shortcuts to make sure better multitasking capabilities.

The Samsung Galaxy note 5 is powered by Exynos 7420 chipset with 4GB of RAM to give users more multitasking ability and it’s currently the fastest mobile chipset on the market. Besides that, the storage is running with a regular eMMC 5.0 storage, there will be only two variants available at the moment – 32 GB and 64 GB internal storage only without a microSD slot nor 128 GB internal storage.

The camera on the Samsung Galaxy note 5 is 16 MP with a f/1.9 aperture with optical image stabilization and auto real-time HDR to ensure good pictures and videos quality. Besides that, it’s capable of recording 2160p video or live stream 1080p to YouTube and you will receive a 5 MP front facing the camera with a f/1.9 aperture for selfies.

The company highlight the new Samsung Pay, which works over NFC or MST (Magnetic Secure Transmission) and start to be available in the US in September. To secure every transaction, Samsung revises the fingerprint sensor in order to tighten the security.

One major turn down on the Galaxy Note 5 will be the battery because the company decided to drop the capacity to 3,000 mAh from 3,220 mAh. Samsung is counting on Fast Charging – both wired and wireless to offset this issue.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 will be available for pre-order today and officially available in the US in August with 4 different colors – Black Sapphire, White Pearl, Gold Platinum, and Silver Titanium. The price for the device will be about USD 900 (approx. RM 3630).

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